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to find one, the bush tax cuts are set to expire, and if we do it right, we can avoid defense cuts. if we let the tax cuts expire over $500,000, that raises $500 billion of revenue over 10 years. if we do not come up with a solution, let the bush tax cuts expire, there is have a solution. fix this medicare problem george voted for he would not take back and allow negotiation for prescription drug prices. another $240 billion. let's take away the subsidies that the oil company's debt. they make $135 billion in profits last year. why are we giving them subsidies? now we have a compromise that, instead of $1 trillion of sequester cuts, we have to find $235 billion in savings over 10 years. that is the kind of compromise that can be supported by democrats and republicans. now is the time for compromise. we can do it for the good of the virginia economy and our defense industry. >> tim talks about raising taxes again. i think it is wrong. to be using the 200 men and women -- 200,000 men and women in virginia whose jobs are threatened by the sequestration deal that i opposed and tim set in deba
advisors role, secretary of defense he said don't go. and that is i think very dubis. the president said he had instructions to do everything they can to secure american personnel. is obama not issuing that order? i think you're going see this come back tomorrow and the next day. it's suspended two days by storm coverage. i think tomorrow, you'll see benghazi come back. other big story is on corruption and extraordinary waste in the solar power grants and direct involvement by the obama white house including the president.mu> involving billions of dollars. i suspect that is going to break, wednesday and thursday of this week. >> the benghazi story i regret this coming out now. there is going to be criticism anyone doing sit doing it for political reasons or whatever. we do have inconsistent stories. and that seems like the right thing to do in my mind. when you have two stories you should try to pursue the government. and#zep it's unfortunately sortf looped into this election time. and i think it makes it almost unfortunate. i'd like to see what happened. i'd like administration to speak o
of defense he said don't go. and that is i think very dubis. the president said he had instructions to do everything they can to secure american personnel. is obama not issuing that order? i think you're going see this come back tomorrow and the next day. it's suspended two days by storm coverage. i think tomorrow, you'll see benghazi come back. other big story is on corruption and extraordinary waste in the solar power grants and direct involvement by the obama white house including the president.mu> involving billions of dollars. i suspect that is going to break, wednesday and thursday of this week. >> the benghazi story i regret this coming out now. there is going to be criticism anyone doing sit doing it for political reasons or whatever. we do have inconsistent stories. and that seems like the right thing to do in my mind. when you have two stories you should try to pursue the government. and#zep it's unfortunately sortf looped into this election time. and i think it makes it almost unfortunate. i'd like to see what happened. i'd like administration to speak out bit. do you agree? t
? whatever happened happened. i know it is easy to monday morning quarterback in the words of defense secretary panetta. don't you think the president and the administration should have been more forthcoming as to what they knew and when they knew it? >> i think we to wait for the report. i was here at the memorial for ambassador stevens. it was beautiful in a bipartisan way to see people praise the ambassador and talk to the family about the calls they are getting from young people around the country who are inspired to go into public service despite what happened to the ambassador. so i think what we have to do is await mr. pickering's report and then we will really see what the facts are and we can determine what we should have known sooner and what we can do in the future to better protect the american people at home and abroad. >> geraldo: judge jeanine had the family of one of the seals that was slain and the family member, the dad, god, we recognize and honor his loss. he called the president insincere and called hillary clinton a liar and this is ten days before the election.
base and pensacola naval station, he would talk about the potential defense cuts under sequestration and obama trimming back. we are about to hit the national anthem and i probably shouldn't talk over that. and another significant thing happening today. early voting begins in florida today. get out and vote before election day. historically republicans had the edge with absentee vote and democrats had the vote with them voting early. >> john, thank you very much and continue our live team coverage with ed henry in new hampshire with the obama campaign. ed, what can you tell us. >> this is part of the president's final case to the american people. and monday is putting the pedal to the medal and he will be down in florida and starting and going late sunday and be down there on monday. starting here in new hampshire. bottom line is the adout. and his case with mitt romney. remember the old positions he said. and you go in to vote or in election day. bottom line they think mitt romney flip flopped and reminded he took conservative position and moving back to middle. romney campaign said
arm of the nation's defense. but in the daily activities that we conduct, we do a lot of things that are important not only to the members of the military and the members of this country, but that have a significant effort in advancing the well-being of others in the world. so, we tend to think of the obvious things. we stand for freedom of choice. we stand for people being able to go about their lives free from oppression and things we know a lot about. but in the process of doing that, we had a large group of people and the department of defense. they need medical care, and because many of them are working at a very high operations tempo and under a lot of stress, we want them to be in the absolute highest level of health that we can possibly provide. and so, we have a very, very healthy group of folks, and we work overtime to make sure they stay healthy. in the process of doing that, we've learned a lot about people, diseases, physiology and on and on and on. one of the things we have to offer, we in this case i believe being the department of defense in this country is shari
groundwork, but from an arab perspective, the same integrated air defenses in trying to kill fighter jets. so given that the skies are permissive, the jones have been able to roam around free and i think false conclusions have been drawn and decent people who want to know better, who are thinking, look how well these things work. we could just use them all the time. i've nothing against drones. they do some things i would want to do. i don't want to orbit over a point and take pictures for 12 hours. my tail would go to sleep and i don't want to do that. but by the same token, they are followed by a guy who's looking through a tiny soda straw of a few. he's not a pilot sitting there on the scene. i don't know of anybody and any ground forces that would rather have a drove overhead then i fighter, just because they will combat situation. you can plan it, you can walk out the door at the best plan in the world and it's going to change, guaranteed. if it doesn't start apart completely, it will fall apart mostly. it's hard to adapt and change to that if you're sitting in a trailer tent doesn't mil
of defense is correct we are doing quarterbacking. if they would tell us more we would quit our monday morning quarterbacking. he didn't have the awareness to commit forces, look he had the situational awareness that the embassy was being attacked -- the consulate was being attacked in benghazi and should have had aircraft over there as soon as possible. john mccain is correct, they didn't have an alert status. we still could have gotten airplanes were armed or not over the consulate annex within probably a couple hours. we should have done that. we didn't even try. we didn't do anything. that is the very disturbing thing. we should have had alert aircraft. first we should have had a global hawk over benghazi and tripoli on 9/11 the anniversary. they announced the day before that we should take radical islamists should take advantage and defeat the americans because they killed binlibbi in afghanistan. we should have had intelligence surveillance and assets right over libya. >> jamie: you are saying we should have begun the operation to protect everyone even before 9/11. we had enough
-ups refused to provide military backup to those under attack in benghazi. defense secretarily onpanetta saying there wasn't enough information on the ground. >> joining us, former u.s. embassador to the united nations, john bolton. good morning. >> good morning. >> we have this -- the reporting by jennifer griffin there were three calls on the ground in benghazi for help. she broke the story. the order came back, stand down. don't go. what's your reaction? >> and request for outside assistance denied. they put out a statement friday we never said no to requests for help. the white house is trying to portray the president as saying do whatever it takes. but in the defense department there's more contradiction, panetta says the african command agreed no reinforcement should be sent to benghazi. that's not what general ham is reported to have said to the congressman. i think the picture we have of the administration is a lot of fingers pointing different directions and no clear pictures as to what actually happened. i think the only place you can trace this to is the white house. in any administr
president and defense secretary meet in the oval office. >> an hour after the attack begin, at that time they would have had a drone and video feed being fed back to washington. >> fox news security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> problem is, don't forget video from a drone is taken from an incredible distance, you don't have clarity as to who on the ground. you see figures moving. it's hard to tell friendly from foe. >> another e-mail states that a terror group with ties to al-qaeda claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter. administration officials later say a posting on social media is not in and of itself evidence. >> 11:57 another e-mail, benghazi shelter location also under attack. next morning, president obama addresses the nation from the rose garden. what he says or doesn't say will become a hotly debated issue over the next days and weeks. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. there is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence. >> with
and so-called defense. would you agree that we need reform this as well, it is nothing that would save us money their? >> yeah, that's okay. i think that there are two sides of the same equation. rand paul says that we cannot cut the debt or do something to address the deficits without looking at domestic spending and four in spending. that's how we will have to compromise. would you come up from the liberals perspectives they we need to do something with the entitlement system. maybe some way to save money. >> we have done that. obamacare is deficit reduction. it quantifies specifically because a lot of it is experimental. most folks who look at this thing the main drivers of deficit and debt is excessive health care spending. he doesn't deny your health care that you need. the obamacare plan is to try on a bunch of things and see what works the best. let's learn as we go. so it strikes me as very shortsighted. even if you don't like it from the get-go, i was not onboard in 1996, we gave it a shot. in some ways, it worked better than i thought it would. but it was good to try it and see
to the future in as we look at a new defense strategy as we try to work through what the roles of the different services are, defense strategy, i also remind everybody that wall street will be downsizing during this time. the army, who at the beginning of calendar year 12 was popular will go down to 490,000 in the active component by the end of 17. we have significant deployed commitments. we are downsizing our army, and we are now looking to the future. one of the main things is granted make sure we have the right mix but i always talk about fashion executive arm and i really pay a lot of attention to. that's in strength, modernization and readiness. because in general terms those are the drivers of our budget. went to keep those imbalance. we want to learn from the lessons of the future, past drawdowns. some of the lessons that you can't get out of balance, because you get out of balance you start have been unready army. which leads to a hostile army, and, of course, was talk about the army of the task force and its impact and is an preparedness as it was asked to go into korea post-world war
the annex. former assistant secretary of defense and author of the book "into the fire" joins us. good evening, bing. >> good evening, greta. >> greta: i know you have been critical of how the government handled this. tell me. >> i think today a good a lot worse. the situation is very serious and most of the press doesn't want to touch it because many of them are cheerleaders for president obama. beyond that you valu have to lt what is going on and that is that president obama today said that he gave an order to everyone while the attack was going on to do everything they could to secure the personnel. that is really big because that means that those who were turning down ty woods when was asking for the help were going against the orders of the president of the united states. and a chairman of the joint chiefs of staff doesn't take an order from the president when says do everything and not put that in writing and send it out to the chain of command. so if that actually happened the way president obama today said it happened there is a paper trail. and i think people reasonably enough
or a third-party leaks sensitive national defense information, that is really our focus. i mean, i am not aware of cases in my district where an allegation is by the defense or a third party that there was something and toward going on on behalf of the information that was leaked. and so, you know, as ken said, there are numerous structures in place these days for whistleblowers to report information. that is true, even in the justice department. our former inspector general is here, and the hajis have structures in place, have structures in place to receive those kind of allegations of waste, fraud, abuse, you know, illegal activity, what have you. and it seems to me that that is -- that is the proper recourse if the government employee believes that something untoward is going on with the structure of the congress. and i don't think that the justice department would, you know, would necessarily expect to get a referral from an intelligence agency and a case involving this sort of thing. >> let's take a couple of questions from the audience. i ask you to please be sure and to the poi
questions are. was he directed by the president or the secretary of defense? he said, no. >> shannon: as you know, there are very few people above a four-star general, that narrows the field of who has the answers. congressman, thank you for your time. >> thanks, shannon. >> shannon: hurricane sandy is expected to make landfall on tuesday morning, around the delaware coast with storm urges up to 8 feet. we are feeling it up and down the east coast. states of emergency have been declared from north carolina through new england. and this rare hybrid storm that follows sandy may wreak even more havoc. we have more live team coverage. we go to the fox extreme weather center and rick. >> reporter: it's all one storm, becoming one big storm. a storm like we have never seen. if you live anywhere from illinois to mississippi, to the east, you are going to feel the effects of this storm. very big already. you can see the cloud cover from canada to south carolina, rain has been consistent in the outer banks and we are seeing rain in parts of new jersey and much of the state of pennsylvania. this is th
, the wags going off a third is the defense spending in the course of this third quarter. because of the fiscal year, defense spending goes up because it's either use it or lose it attitude in the federal government. throughout the federal government, not just the defense department. and so they're spending more. >> bill: the federal government is driving this increase in. >> about a third of it is the result of. >> bill: that's a lot of it. yes, it is. but, you know, if you smooth this thing out over the course of the year, smoothing anything out in the federal government is he see easier than, you know, it sounds easier than it is. it's really not that. >> bill: is that a good report? 2% growth? >> it's as good as any other. bill, the fact is the concern about g.d.p. growth, all of that the market as you know took it today basically dismissed it. because there is a lack of credibility around all of these. >> bill: still in a weak economy then. >> absolutely. >> bill: as you mentioned the stock market this week alone down 237 points. >> right, right. >> bill: why is it falling? >
:00 p.m., the president, vice-president and defense secretary, leon panetta, meet in the oval office. >> that's an hour after the attacks began. at that time they would have had a drone and a video feed from a drone being fed back to washington. >> fox news national security correspondent, jennifer griffith. >> the problem is don't forget that video from a drone is taken from an incredible distance. ground.t have clarity as to who you see figures moving. it's hard to tell friendly from faux. >> 6:00 7'm. another e-mail states that a terror group with ties to al qaeda claimed responsibility on facebook and twitter. administration officials later say a posting on social media and is not in and of itself evidence. 11:5 p.m. another chilling e-mail. subject line, benghazi shelter location also under attack. the next morning, september 12, president obama addresses the nation from the rose garden and what he says or doesn't say will become a hotly debated issue over the next days and weeks. >> since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all
charm the administration made other promises to firms as well. john thune said the defense contractors are given assurances by president obama the legal bills will be covered if they are sued for violating the warn act. amazing economic numbers you won't hear in the mainstream media. in the grapevine. up next, c.i.a. version of what happened in benghazi on september 11. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. campbell's healthy request soup great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. >> bret: checking international headlines, american investigators will talk to people in custody for tunisia for the last month attack in libya that left 4 dead including the ambassador. the c.i.a. weighed in reporting with the own timeline on the rescue evidents that night. >> nearly eight weeks after the september 11 attack in benghazi, the c.i.a. is acknowledging
] let's repeal the patriot act. [cheers and applause] i would have never signed the national defense authorization act allowing for you and i as u.s. citizens to be arrested and detained without being charged. that's the reason we fought wars in this country. [cheers and applause] i promise to submit a balanced budget to congress in the year 2013. that is a 1.4 trillion reduction in federal spending. if we don't do this now, we are going to find ourselves in a monetary collapse and a monetary collapse very simply is when the dollars we have in our pockets don't buy a thing because of the acome anying inflation -- because of the accompanying inflation that goes along with every dollar we spend. thathe only candidate wants to eliminate income tax, eliminate corporate tax, abolish the i.r.s. and replace all of that with one federal consumption tax, the fair tax. i think it is the answer to our exports, it is the answer to american jobs. [applause] >> in what way way does the war on drugs impact americans? that was submitted by jeff tanguay via facebook. >> the war on drugs has been an u
with the american people in terms of defense. i think you ought to have a 300 ship navy because we are going to be bringing the troops home. >> first of all the president is right when he says you don't count ships you count the effectiveness of the navy and of the entire military force. what romney is doing is he is appealing to the ship building facilities in virginia. it is campaign rhetoric, not a realistic defense. >> eleanor, once again eleanor is right. >> thank you, tim. >> it is military industrial king pinnism. george allen is doing it in virginia and now romney is doing it. >> we need more ships to make more jobs. >> you sound like obama when you are saying we need more ships to make more jobs. >> we do need ships to defend american interests abroad. >> do we have enough as obama says we have? >> i think we ought to modernize the navy and stay at 300 ships but bring the troops out of places like the middle east, central asia, bring them home. >> the current batch of ships we have are so big and so powerful. >> we used to have 15 carriers, we have now got 11. >> so multi-usable we
occasions they were told to stand down and to not go in there. defense secretary leon panetta said we simply didn't have enough information for individuals to go into that zen. what do you make of all of this? >> we're in the stage now of conflicting explanation by the administration. we are long past the point of confusion about what happened on the terrorist side. we know it was a planned terrorist attack. this mohammed video explanation which was always foolish is out of the picture. but now the administration is saying different things. this fox report about the cia denying additional help telling its agents there to stand down was contradicted yesterday by the cia itself. so general petraeus is saying it wasn't the cia who denied the request for additional assistance, implying it was somebody at a higher level of authority. and the point you make about defense secretary panetta is also important. jason chaffets, congressman from utah said last night on the hannity show that he spoke with general carter ham, the commanding general of the after infantry -- africon. he said i was never ask
defense strategy as we try to work through what the roles of the different services are and the defense strategy, i also remind everyone that we are also going to be downsizing during this time. the army, who at the beginning of calendar year 2012 was 570,000, will go down to 490,000 in the active component by the end of 2017. we have significant deployed commitments. we are downsizing our army, and we are now looking to the future. one of the main thing is we have to do is ensure we have the right mix. i always talk about my three rio stats that the secretary of army and i pay a lot of attention to. end strength, modernization, and readiness. because in general terms those are the drivers of our budget. we have to keep those in balance. we want to learn from the lessons of past draw downs. some of the lessons is you can't get out of balance. because if you get out of balance you start to have an unready army. which leads to a hobbled army. we talk about task force smith and its impact and unpreparedness as was asked to go into korea post-world war ii. we don't want that to happen again
to national security, and that no court has ever accepted a defense of an proper of a document, and that millions of federal employees sign nondisclosure agreements when they're ready and classified programs, saying that they realize that disclosure of the classified information will damage the national security, it's actually quite hard to see why most disclosures of classified info aren't at least potentially prosecutable under the espionage act main section. moreover, this not just the espionage act. there are a number of the statutes, criminal statutes. perhaps most notably 18 -- is the general that and conversion statute. it criminalizes a theft conversion of property or other things of value of the u.s. government. most circuits, although there's some split, reader that should cover intangible information including classified information as well as tangible documents. so 641, and most of the country, seems like you could catch all classified information leaks, and much more. and, finally, the whistleblower laws are very little protection for defendants in these cases. in
's also true that the disclosure of certain highly classified sensitive national defense information security grounds the protect the secrecy of information critical to the national security and the right to free speech and the value of the informed citizenry is not absolute to the nation's security as the fourth circuit said in the u.s. versus morrison they said public security can be compromised and to raise the information is needed for democracy to function and the physical security which a functioning government requires or as the district judge in the district of virginia couple of years ago he wrote to the defendant's first amendment challenge to the espionage statute is the tension between the government transparency so essentials of the space society on the one hand and the government's equally compelling need to protect the disclosure information that could be used by those that wish to do the nation harm. the tension between the two principals, the first principles as i call them is not one that will necessarily resolve this morning but i mention them because it does and f
for the defense ridiculous. >> bill: means tested to the. >> means tested. are you rug suggesting that everybody unpolice department or accept unemployment benefits or food are poverty. >> no i'm not. the federal government runs so inefficiently. wastes so much money or bureaucracy and red tape that they just should funnel it down and then we would have more money to help the people that you and i want to help. >> bureaucracies do a better job; take numbers like this phony numbers pumped up during a recession and apply it to welfare people. it's ridiculous. it's a bogus story. >> bill: i don't believe that. >> you don't believe it. >> bill: a 123 you know that company, right in. >> yeah. >> bill: another stimulus company that went bankrupt. 250 million. created only 400 jobs. this is what i want you to explain to me. big giant stimulus, almost a trillion dollars to get people back to work. federal government puts the money in a variety of different concerns some were successful were, some werethe ot highlighted. 400 jobs. 250 million. do you justify that? >> it's not a question of justify. do i
and foremost, our military readiness. but for an area that relies heavily on the defense industry, it would be devastating. >> what were the dates from key come house, senate and governor's races online any time and throughout the day saturday on c-span, starting at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >> just a few minutes ago, i called by president bush and congratulated him on his victory. and i know i speak for all of you and for all of the american people when i say, he will be our president and we will work with them. this nation faces major challenges ahead and we must work together. >> i have just received a telephone call from gov. dukakis. [applause] and i want you to know, it was most gracious. his call was personal. it was genuinely friendly. and it was and the great tradition of american politics. [applause] >> of this weekend on c-span 3 and american history tv, 20 years of presidential victory and concession speeches, but sunday at 7:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we have been highlighting key battleground states as part of a series and the countdown to
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